Do your horses drink enough water?
With record heat indexes and very high summer temperatures (we have gotten close to 100 here in NC this past week). I am watching my horses very carefully to make sure they are drinking enough water. But how do I know what is enough? Could they be drinking more? Several weeks ago a friend of mine told me that she went into our local feed store and asked about electrolytes for her horses.
The salesperson told her about “Horse Quencher”. Her first reaction was “I don’t need that. … a regular electrolyte will be fine. .. both my horses drink plenty of water and “sweat”. Horse Quencher is an all-natural product that encourages horses to drink water. The company states that you don’t know that you need it until you try it. My friend walked out of the store without buying it. The very next day, one of her horses (the one in the video that I have in the blog). …stopped drinking and was barely sweating! So…back to the store to pick some up!
Water is the one thing horses (and humans) cannot live without. It is the first thing horses give up when they need it most. When trailering and acclimating to new environments, horses often refuse or stop drinking, inviting impaction colic. Sick horses don’t feel like drinking, but staying fully hydrated is the best start to recovery. When they exercise, horses lose salt and water evenly, so their thirst reflex is not triggered. So…what IS Horse Quencher? Horse Quencher is a mix of all natural grains and flavorings that, when added to water, make horses eagerly drink.
You’ll find Horse Quencher
… especially helpful for travel, competitions, cold weather and illnesses. In addition, also great to pair with electrolytes to aid in recovery after exercise. It’s made of all-natural ingredients found in most horse feeds. Those ingredients are barley, salt, crimped oats, molasses, corn, beet pulp, and vegetable oil. Adding some preservative and flavoring (Peppermint, Apple, Butterscotch and even Root Beer!!) voila.
How did Horse Quencher come to be?
One day, over lunch
Since then, Horse Quencher
And remember my friend whose horse was NOT drinking? Look at him here LOVING his HORSE QUENCHER…your horses will love it too!